Ep 62: Size Aint Nothing But A Number

Growing up, my size was always something I attached shame too. I yearned to be smaller. And back in May, while in Seattle with my sponsor Oiselle for a Girls On Track Event where we gave out sports bras and education about boobs and changing bodies to young girls, I kept seeing women and girls alike feel insecure about their size. When I’d suggest a size and show them how to fit it, I’d recognize the pain in their face before they asked for a sports bra two or three sizes smaller.

Our sizes and our weight is nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, size aint nothing but a number. Last week, I read an article on Shape.com titled, “Why America Hates Fat People, The Feminist Take” and it made me want to throw my phone into the East River.

Today, I need to talk about taking the shame away from our sizes because we can make a difference. We can take the shame away from our weight and sizes. But change doesn’t happen overnight. From the conversations we have with our daughters, families, friends, coworkers, within our communities, and even the ones we have online, this is a conversation that needs to be happening. And it needs to be happening often.

Now use your voice, make your next move, and share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! Take that leap of faith and shoot me an email so I can sign your praises!

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

EP 61: Embracing Where You're At 101 With Sports Psychologist Dr. Bob

Why am I running? Why is running and getting motivated to run so hard? I'm coming back from an injury/break and I can't stop comparing and feel defeated about the fact that I used to run so much faster and stronger, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? Why am I embarrassed about my pace? And why is quitting or throwing in the towel always an option? WELL, those are just a few of the very many things Dr. Robert Corb, the former Director of Sports Psychology at UCLA and a licensed Psychologist, and I talk about in this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast. Because the truth is, I'm finally ready to talk to him about how hurt I am about what happened at the end of BQ or Bust. I feel unfocused. And angry. Luckily, Dr. Bob knows how to pull me out of that rabbit hole. 

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra kind, leave a 5-star rating and some kind words in the form of a review on iTunes! Thanks for listening!

 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 60: Finding The Courage To Own Your Story

Want to know what’s hard? Finding the courage to own our stories and our truths when people spread lies or say things to hurt us. Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want to talk about something that happened this weekend that helped me realize why it’s so important to see the strength in both myself and my story. 

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra kind, leave a 5 star rating and some kind words in the form of a review on iTunes! Thanks for listening!

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 59: We Have To Show Up

There's no such thing as the right time to get started. Showing up when you're intimidated, unprepared, or getting started is terrifying. I'll be honest, I was really intimidated to show up to a Strava "My Mile" event last week. For the first time in months, I hesitated when I went to take my shirt off. It never ceases to blow my mind how quickly that little voice that says, "You shouldn't be here", "You're not fast enough to be here", or "look around, your best isn't good enough" can go from a whisper to a roar.

I can sit here all day and tell you that all you have to do is show up but I'd be doing all of us a disservice if I didn't acknowledge how scary it can be to show up. That being said, we have to push ourselves to show up. The only way we can control that inner critic is if we show up. Never let anyone tell you that you're not good enough. Not friends, not family, not strangers, not trolls online, and especially not your own voice that cuts the deepest. 

Let's talk about how important it is to show up.

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com, take that leap of faith and make your next move! Use offer code Kelly for 10% off your own website and personal domain address. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 58: The Struggle To Get and Stay Motivated Is Real

Struggling to find the motivation to get started? OF COURSE YOU ARE! You're human! And for so many of us who are doing our best to get active or do something that we don't think we're capable of doing, the struggle can be soul crushing. Right now, I'm struggling to get back on the horse. I took a lot of time off after I crashed and burned during the London Marathon and right now, I kind of feel like I'm back at square one. So, let's talk about the struggle to get and stay motivated! 

Now, share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off. Had I not have launched Run, Selfie, Repeat on Squarespace, I 100% believe that I would have given up on making my own website. You won't regret it.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 57: The Power Of Storytelling

What do you do when your community tries to define who you are and what you do? That's the position I found myself in recently and after speaking up for myself (despite the fact that no one thought to include my voice), I was made to feel trivial because of what I do. I'm a storyteller. And it's because I started this blog and and podcast that I found a way to tell my story and find my voice and purpose. 

Today I want to talk about the power of storytelling and the dangers of those who try to define, delegitimize, and define us.

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes!  

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 56: Strength! How We Get It And Why We Fear It With Emily Saul

Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I have a very special guest. This woman is someone who I consider to be a true game changer in the running community. She's a co-leader of the Boston November Project tribe and in addition to being the physically strongest woman I know, she just might be the kindest as well. 

Join me and this incredible and possibly immortal woman, Emily Saul, in an insightful conversation about strength! How we get it, why we fear it, and why it's important for everyone to strive to put their strongest foot forward. 

For more information on November Project, CLICK HERE.

To check NP out on Instagram, CLICK HERE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate it. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 55: Mistakes, Online Bullying, and Forgiveness

What do you do when trust is broken? When you make a mistake and discover that you're being vilified online? Do you hide your head in the sand? Pretend you didn't do anything wrong? Or own your mistake and ask for forgiveness?

It's been a rough few days. The cyber bullying I'm facing is nothing short of horrifying and disappointing and in this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want to talk about my mistake, the bullying, and forgiveness. 

Mistakes happen. I'm not going to pretend that I didn't let myself, my sponsors, or all of you down. A part of me wants to retreat and give up. But my mission to give the transformative and empowering gift of running to women everywhere is so much bigger than my hurt and my fears.

So let's talk about mistakes, online bullying, and forgiveness. 

Thinking about starting your own website or blog? Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your personal domain address and website. Squarespace is the best and easiest platform out there. I say that because I use it and love it. Share your story. Find your voice. Then, email me when you do so I can celebrate the hell out of you!

And if you're enjoying the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes, subscribe on iTunes or Google Play and share it with anyone who you think would enjoy it as well. Thank you for listening. Thank you for rating. And thank you for reviewing. It means a lot.

Thank you.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 54: Insecure As Hell But I'm On The Cover Of A Magazine

Kelly Roberts

You know, this may sound crazy, but I was pretty awful to myself and my body the weeks leading into this photo shoot. I was terrified about being on the cover of a magazine in my sports bra. So much so, that I almost went on a juice cleanse in an attempt to lose as much weight as I could as quickly as possible.

Look, I know I'm the leader of the #SportsBraSquad but I'm still human. I'm still working and fighting to be the strongest version of myself possible both mentally and physically. 

I'm so proud of this cover because it was so terrifying for me to do. But it fills me with hope to know that we're changing the way the women see strength. So, let's talk about how TERRIFYING and surreal it was to shoot the cover of Women's Running Magazine!

Now, share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off. Had I not have launched Run, Selfie, Repeat on Squarespace, I 100% believe that I would have given up on making my own website. You won't regret it.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 53: What Are You Worth?

What are you worth?

Take a second to grab a pen of paper because during today's episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want you to write down your answer. I want you to ask yourself what your worth is, what makes you stand out, and why you matter. Because I know this is something I struggle with, I often find myself selling myself short.

And sure, sometimes it's because self deprecating jokes here and there keep me human but sometimes, it's because I actually doubt myself. 

Today is all about inner confidence and trusting our worth. So buckle up, because this episode is an important one.

Now, use your voice and share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. Take that leap of faith just like Mari did with RunRideRenovate.com. Then shoot me an email so I can sign your praises!

Squarespace is the world's best. I say that because I love it and use it.  

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! LOVE YOU. MEAN IT!

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 52: Global #SportsBraSquad Day

Save the date! On Saturday June 24th, women around the world are ditching their shirts along with their insecurities for Global #SportsBraSquad day! 

In this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I tell the real story of how the #SportsBraSquad actually came to be. 

**Click Here if you'd like to watch the #WhyWeSweat video. 

For more information on how to join a Global #SportsBraSquad meetup or to host your own, CLICK HERE! 

Enjoying the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast? I'd love you forever if you'd leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes, subscribe on iTunes or Google Play and share it with anyone who you think would enjoy it as well.

Thank you for listening! 

Thank you for rating.

And thank you for reviewing.

It means a lot.

Now get your sports bras ready because on June 24th, we’re showing the world what strength looks like!

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 51: FAT

On a car ride back from a family reunion, we listened to episode 589 of This American Life titled "Tell Me I'm Fat". The episode started off with this eye opening statistic-- ⅓ of Americans are classified as overweight and another ⅓ are obese. And then, the four acts went on to pose the idea that maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat.

YES. OF COURSE IT'S TIME TO RETHINK THE WORD FAT. The fact most people who are struggling with their weight, fat or not, struggle with such intense feelings of shame, self loathing, and disgust is unacceptable.

I’ve lost so many years of my life consumed with how much I weighed, convinced that I needed to lose X amount of weight in order to be beautiful or happy. I don't care how many times I have to say it, strength doesn't look a certain way, it feels a certain way. 

We don't just need to change the way we feel about the word fat, but we need to change the way we (specifically women) see themselves. Today's episode is a tough one but it's an important one.

Thinking about starting your own website or blog? Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your personal domain address and website. Squarespace is the best and easiest platform out there. I say that because I use it and love it. Share your story. Find your voice. Then, email me when you do so I can celebrate the hell out of you!

And if you're enjoying the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes, subscribe on iTunes or Google Play and share it with anyone who you think would enjoy it as well. Thank you for listening. Thank you for rating. And thank you for reviewing. It means a lot.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 50: 70% of Women Don't Like Their Bodies And It's Not OK

This week, I'm in Seattle visiting with Oiselle talking Girls on Track (GOT Bras) and what we can do empower the sisterhood. (Hint Hint -- National #SportsBraSquadDay is coming. June 24th. Mark your calendars.) One of the serious badasses here at Oiselle, Megan Murray, shared some sobering statistics with me that broke my heart and it is my hope that they make you really, really angry as well. Ready?

The National Eating Disorders Association found that 70% of women report they don’t like their bodies, and that 89% of women have dieted by age 17. THOSE NUMBERS AREN'T OK. Here's what I want to ask you, at what point will we be happy? What will it take for you to realize that you aren't just good enough but that you're already the best version of yourself possible?

I need to talk about what we can do to make this number disappear.  

Now, find your voice and share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website. Squarespace is the greatest. I say that because I use it. So you know it's true.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. You're wonderful for doing this for me. Thank you.  

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 49: Project 1:59 Breaking The 2 Hour Barrier Together

For hundreds of thousands of runners, breaking 2 hours in the half marathon is the goal they fight for. It requires grit, determination, perseverance, and patience because for so many of us, it takes year to break through that mental barrier. And this weekend, after we launched Project 1:59, I saw first hand how difficult it is to believe in yourself when you don't think you can do it. I want to take a second to celebrate all the runners who try, fall short, and dare to try time and time again. 

If you're chasing that sub 2 hour half marathon, join the Project 1:59 club on Strava and share your story! Let us know where you're racing and what breaking 2 means to you. This year, we're breaking the 2 hour barrier together. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and, if you're feeling extra loving, leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. You're the greatest. Ever.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 48: Live For Today

Live every single day like it could be your last. It sounds cheesy, but it's true. This morning, one of my friends sent me the Tedx talk called "The Magic Of Not Giving A F**k" by Sarah Knight. In her speech, Sarah talks about how to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do. But here's the thing, it's really hard to put yourself first. So today's episode is all about about what it means to live for today. 

Thinking about sharing your story and launching your own blog/website?Head to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate it. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 47: Rest and Recovery with Finish Line Physical Therapy

Want to know the secret to getting the most of your workouts? RECOVER.

Today on a very special episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, Physical Therapy wizard Mike Riccardi and superwoman athlete and massage therapist Sarah Hunninghake of Finish Line Physical Therapy are joining me to explain why recovery is the bane of every runner's existence!   

For more information about Finish Line Physical Therapy, CLICK HERE. And for exercises you can try at home, follow them on Instagram!  

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 46: Be Your Biggest Cheerleader

How often do you take the time to actually celebrate yourself for your accomplishments and achievements? Rarely? Sounds about right.

Now, how often do you kick yourself when you misstep or make a mistake? What's that? All day every day? Yeah, sounds about right.

Let's take a second to talk about why it's important that we take the time to celebrate ourselves!  

Now, share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off. Had I not have launched Run, Selfie, Repeat on Squarespace, I 100% believe that I would have given up on making my own website. You won't regret it.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate it. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 45: Struggling To Figure Out "What's Next"

I'm in the throws of the post marathon blues and I feel totally and completely disoriented and lost. And I can’t escape this idea of what’s next.

I hate "what's next". I love setting goals and working towards something. And right now, I don't have a tangible finish line to move towards. And I feel so much pressure to have my next chapter figured out and the truth is, I don't really know what's next. And I'm embarrassed to admit that. 

What do you do when you’re in transition, thinking about what’s next, or when you’re feeling numb? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 

And if you're looking to find your voice and share your story, use offer code Kelly and make your next move! Start your own blog here on Squarespace. I'll never forget how terrified I was when I launched Run, Selfie, Repeat and today, I couldn't imagine my life without it. Share your story. You won't regret it.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 44: It's OK To Feel Disappointed In Yourself

Anyone who has ever chased a goal that felt intimidating and unattainable, put in the work, and then either stood in their own way or "failed" trying knows how disappointing it can be to fall short.

After reading through a few billion emails from readers and listeners urging me not to feel disappointed in how I handled the London Marathon, we need to talk about the fact that it’s ok to feel disappointed in yourself. What's not ok is to take disappointment and turn it into a sign that you should give up. 

Nobodies perfect. We all make mistakes. What I experienced during the London Marathon isn't something I'm particularly proud of but when I was out there on the course, struggling to find a way not to give up, I remembered what Sophie Walker had said during the Women Run Strong event. Sophie told a story about how one particularly rough day, she realized that no one was going to save her.

She had to save herself. 

Sometimes the cards are stacked against us. Regardless of what happens, there's no such thing as game over. When you stumble, you have to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you're feeling. Feel disappointed. Or sad. But remember, set backs don't define you. They're just apart of the journey.  The only way you'll fail is if you fail to try. No regrets, no excuses.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.

Ep 43: Doubt, Identity, and Vulnerability with Bad Ass Ultra Runner Devon Yanko

Devon and I on the Women Run Strong Panel before the 2017 London Marathon. 

Devon and I on the Women Run Strong Panel before the 2017 London Marathon. 

As if running 30-100 miles (often up mountains) isn't super human enough, imagine being one of the greatest ultra runners in the world. Well, Devon Yanko doesn't have to imagine it, she is one of the strongest ultra runners around. 

I could sit here and list her many accolades (OK, I'll list a few--from placing third in the 2016 Western States 100 to qualifying for and competing in the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials (CLICK HERE to see Devon's race highlights), Devon is known for kicking ass and taking names both on the roads and on the trails. But what I love about Devon isn't just that she knows how to run her heart out, it's that she runs with her heart.

I know that sounds cheesy but I could sit and talk to Devon about life, running, set backs, break throughs, feeling defeated, inspired, or what it means to be a strong woman all day long. It's so rare to find professional athletes open up about what it's like to be a leader in the field and still have everything they say be so incredibly relatable. But with Devon, it doesn't matter if you're an ultra marathoner or if you just got bit by the running bug, she'll remind you that we all struggle. But if you take it one step at a time and invest in believing in yourself, you can't lose.

CLICK HERE to watch Life In A Day, the incredible documentary shot during Western States. (It's incredible.)

To learn more about Devon, you can keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter, on her website, or on Strava.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.